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Poster: William Tell Date: May 13, 2010 8:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Satan,Black Magic And The Grateful Dead

Hey DD--did Phil say that regularly in the latter yrs? [I do NOT want to kick start the "spirituality" debate bout the Boys, but to remind, I was maintaining in the early yrs this was not generally the case].

Pt being, I don't recall it in the 60s and 70s, and wonder if when he went "sober" (assume it was the 80s; his battle with alcohol abuse, new liver, etc., etc.), he used the most widely accepted program, and thus "accepted a higher power", etc., etc.?

No problem with it at all, but wonder if they are "linked"? Might have also been that he was raising a family then, into/thru the 90s/00s, as well...

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Poster: Finster Baby Date: May 13, 2010 8:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Satan,Black Magic And The Grateful Dead

Tell,
If you listen to any Phil and Friends stuff...
"Thank You and God Bless" are a standard part of his "Donor" Rap. FWIW.....

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Poster: William Tell Date: May 13, 2010 8:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Satan,Black Magic And The Grateful Dead

Got it; interesting...and, with his two "brushes with death" (liver, prostate), makes some sense.

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: May 13, 2010 8:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Satan,Black Magic And The Grateful Dead

It was somewhere there in the post bottle period, that it seems his personality, changed ( from what little evidence I know) . Age takes the piss out of some of us( some the opposite !), but he does seemed to "mellowed", at least in his public persona , over the years . Remember the Anthem memo , and listen to his stage comments ( say, up to mid 70's) sometimes you get the feel of a pretty arrogant guy . .Yep, the "higher power" thing , is the common way in AA, So maybe quitting the sauce, add wife & kid , brought him to "God", however Phil means it . He certainly seems like a nice guy these day, anyway .
Screw that loony tune, with his child cooking stories .

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Poster: William Tell Date: May 13, 2010 9:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Satan,Black Magic And The Grateful Dead

Oh yeah, I didn't even look at it...

And couldn't agree more on Phil--great guy.

It's pretty common, in my experience, for folks to be relatively "areligious" in youth (at least during the 60s thru to today), then move into a "what does it all mean?" phase with family/death/etc, and find a new answer for them, in whatever form it takes...

Now that you two have mentioned it, I can recall hearing him say it in the past ten yrs in one context or another.

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